News in 2018
£2.9 million awarded to tackling Antibacterial Resistance in Thailand
22 June 2018
An inter-disciplinary research consortium led by the University of Bristol has won a £2.9m award from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to help tackle the growing incidence of antibacterial resistance in Thailand
Lighting up wound healing
21 June 2018
New research reveals the dynamics of collagen deposition and repair
Discovery of kidney structure challenges current understanding of renal physiology
20 June 2018
New research has found that the microscopic structure of human kidney is different to what was previously known.
Brilliant turnout at the University Open Days
19 June 2018
On Friday to Saturday (15-16 June) prospective students from all over the country came to Bristol to experience a taste of University life at the University Open Days.
State of the art imaging challenges our understanding of how platelets are made
19 June 2018
Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings.
Excellent Teaching Award results for the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
8 June 2018
Each year the Bristol Teaching Awards recognise members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, the provision of support for students and education more generally.
How we learn new motor skills: a role for cerebellar acetylcholine?
7 June 2018
A new project, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of how neural circuits within the brain give rise to our ability to learn new movements.
Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria
7 June 2018
Through computer simulations, scientists can predict if bacteria can be stopped with popular antibacterial therapies or not – a breakthrough which will help select and develop effective treatments for bacterial infections.
Prestigious award for Senior Biochemistry Lecturer
4 June 2018
Dr Mark Dodding from the School of Biochemistry has won a Lister Institute Research Prize of £250,000 to use small-molecules to probe the molecular mechanisms that control the organisation of components within cells.
Weeding out childhood leukaemia – fighting cancer with nature
29 May 2018
New research, led by cancer biologists from the University of Bristol, has shown that bone marrow cells can protect cancer cells from a plant derived anti-cancer agent called Parthenolide.
Zebrafish hearts can regenerate: what are the cells talking about?
25 May 2018
Dr Beck Richardson has won a studentship from the British Heart Foundation to fund Aaron Scott to do his PhD exploring how zebrafish are able to regenerate their heart tissue.
Fruit flies descend on the Eden Project
24 May 2018
Over the weekend (24-27 May) Dr James Hodge joined a team of actors who dressed up in fly costumes to roam the Eden Project to engage and promote science to the public as part of the Mutant circus event.
Bristol Professor awarded £1.5 million to look deeper into our cell’s quality control mechanism
24 May 2018
Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel from the School of Biochemistry has won a £1.5 million Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science Application to study an essential quality control mechanism in our cells. The mechanism, known as ‘nonsense-mediated mRNA decay’ (NMD) is of fundamental importance for cellular function in health and disease.
Improving the delivery of siRNA into three-dimensional tissue culture
23 May 2018
Researchers from the School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine have refined current methodology for gene silencing to greatly improve the delivery of siRNAs to three-dimensional tissue culture, where previously the method has been extremely inefficient.
Creative reactions 2018 – Merging research and art
22 May 2018
‘Creative Reactions’ brings together scientific researchers and artists to bring to life the amazing diversity of University research through the medium of art.
Visual artist inspired by biology
14 May 2018
Last week Bristol Faces gave us a glimpse into the work and life of Katy Connor, a visual artist exploring how our lives are mediated by technologies.
A drive towards targeted therapy in osteoarthritis
9 May 2018
Dr Chrissy Hammond has won over £900k from Arthritis Research UK to fund a 5-year study on the function of early genetic changes in osteoarthritis using zebrafish as a model system.
Bristol PhD student receives prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award
4 May 2018
Dr Catherine Back has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award for her publication describing the structure and the ‘catch-clamp’ binding mechanism of the protein “CshA” involved in life-threatening infections of the heart.
Breakthrough in the war against viruses
1 May 2018
Dr Bronwen Burton from the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM), was part of a team led by Dr Harry White from the University of Exter on a paper describing how memory B cells can adapt to target multiple strains of a virus.
MRC awards CMM researcher £1.2M to investigate immune defence against microbes
30 April 2018
The School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Researcher, Dr Borko Amulic, has been awarded a prestigious Career Development Award worth £1.2 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to lead research into how the natural ability of neutrophil immune cells can be boosted to fight infection in the post-antibiotic age.
Pilot grant to help engage underprivileged children with science
26 April 2018
Two University of Bristol postgraduate students have won a pilot grant to kick start a scheme aimed at engaging underprivileged children with science.
The School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neurosciences helps the University of Bristol climb the Complete University Guide 2019 league table.
25 April 2018
The latest UK league table, published today [25 April], shows that for the subject of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Bristol University has climbed in rank to 5th, an increase from 15th last year.
Chinese graduates celebrate at the University’s first Shanghai Graduation
14 April 2018
The University of Bristol’s most recent graduates were given the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends at a UK-style Graduation Celebration in Shanghai today (14 April).
Success at the Neurosciences Festival 2018
28 March 2018
Staff from the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences joined with numerous other colleagues and charities to promote neuroscience to visiting schools and the public.
World class PhD training for exceptional medical, veterinary and dental graduates
23 March 2018
Schools within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences are part of an alliance with the Wellcome Trust funded GW4 Clinical Academic Training (CAT) programme, giving exceptional early career medical, veterinary and dental graduates the chance to undertake interdisciplinary world class PhD training.
Professor David Stephens' appointment to the prestigious BBSRC
23 March 2018
Professor David Stephens’ appointment to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Academic roadshow 2018
15 March 2018
Faculty of Biomedical Sciences takes part in the academic roadshow 2018
Behind the Science of Bioprinting
19 January 2018
3D Bioprinting is still relatively new, but what does the future hold?
Success at the Biomedical and Health Sciences Industry Day
12 January 2018
Eighty attendees participated in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Industry Day event – held at the Watershed, Bristol, 29 November 2017.
Bristol appoints Professor Tavaré to lead new Faculty of Life Sciences
4 January 2018
Professor Jeremy Tavaré will take up the role of Dean when the University of Bristol’s new Faculty of Life Sciences is officially launched on 1 August this year.